Once a need is identified, the requester often needs to
manually reference hard-copy catalogues or price lists. Acquiring
an up-to-date list or catalogue in itself can be a challenge, and
aside from the time and delay, also opens opportunity for a
maverick telephone purchase. This process is beleaguered
- Departmental repositories of catalogues - Who has it? Is it up
to date? Is this the best price? Is this the approved supplier?
What discounts do I get?
- Paper-based catalogues lead to out-of-date information and
- Item searches are driven by the way the supplier wants to sell,
rather than the way the buying organisation works
- Inadequate item information from some supplier catalogues means
uninformed purchases and inability to make comparisons of other
- No centralised supplier/item catalogue repository leads to
duplicate suppliers and multiple item entries with different
- No links to contractual agreements with supplier price
Working with our clients, PROACTIS addresses these issues.